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  • Seminar
  • BPL - Egleston Square Branch
  • Adult (18+)

Cuando llegamos | Writing Immigration Stories

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Class Description

Immigration stories can be about origins, family separation, trauma, struggle, success, survival, secrets, personal and cultural reinvention, political upheaval and the search for home, freedom and country. Right now it feels especially urgent to make our own stories visible in all their complexity. But where to start? Your story might be remembered, imagined, or reconstructed. What does this mean for the process of writing memoir or fiction?

This short workshop is open to everyone, no matter your experience with writing. You will try out new ways to write or tell stories, discuss your work and ideas with others, and discover the work of other writers whose work deals with these topics.

Coffee and snacks provided. Families are welcome. The workshop is geared towards adults, but teens are welcome to participate with a parent or older relative. Simple activities will be provided for children.

This class takes place at the Boston Public Library's Egleston branch, 2044 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury, MA 02119. If you have any difficulty signing up online, please call 617-695-0075.

Cuando Llegamos

Las narrativas sobre la inmigración pueden ser sobre los orígenes, la separación familiar, traumas, lucha, éxito, supervivencia, los secretos, la reinvención personal y cultural, las convulsiones políticas y la búsqueda de hogar, libertad y patria. En este momento hay un sentido especial de urgencia en cuanto a hacer visible nuestras historias en toda su complejidad. ¿Pero por donde empezar? Puede ser que tu cuento viene de la memoria, de la imaginación, o una reconstrucción de eventos en el pasado. ¿Que significa esto para el proceso de escribir crónicas o ficción?

Este taller corto está abierto a todos sin importar su nivel de experiencia con la escritura. Intentarás nuevas maneras de escribir o contar cuentos, conversarás con los demas sobre tu trabajo y tus ideas, y descubrirás la obra de otros escritores quienes escriben sobre estos temas.

Proveemos cafe y meriendas. Son bienvenidas las familias. El taller se orienta hacía los adultos, pero les damos la bienvenida a los adolescentes a participar junto con un padre o un pariente mayor. Habrá actividades sencillas para mantener a los niños ocupados.

La clase tomará lugar en el sucursal Egleston de la Biblioteca Pública de Boston, 244 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury. Cualquier dificultad para inscribirse en linea, favor de llamar a 617-695-0075.

Scholarships Format/Location

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